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All blog pieces written by Ellen Leith unless otherwise stated

Do you Know How to Manage Your 3rd Party Risk in Our Post Brexit World?

On 29 March 2021, the PRA published its long awaited Supervisory Statement (SS2/21) (and associated Policy Statement (PS7/21)) on outsourcing and third party risk management.

In the days before Brexit, the UK requirements on outsourcing were largely covered in EU legislation issued by the EU supervisory bodies. And currently, the European Banking Authority (EBA) Guidelines on outsourcing, has transitional provisions until 31 December 2021. The UK FCA notified the EBA of its intention to continue to comply with the EBA Guidelines back in 2019, which is important to note, because firms subject to the PRA’s SS will also be subject to the FCA’s requirements.

November’s a Good Time to ReThink

2nd November, 2020

If there’s ever been a year when organisations have needed to stop and think again about their digital strategy, it’s been this one. As we head into the tail end of the year, we’ve all become used to meeting our colleagues and clients over Zoom or Teams – but what about our corporate digital strategy?business people final

This year, our partners at Proactis have put together their own digital offering with their free, three-day online event, Proactis ReThink ‘20, running from 10th – 12th November. Usually held as a physical event in London, of course this year that’s not been possible. But the team have put together a fantastic virtual programme, packed full of ideas and insights to challenge your existing strategy and understand why the ability to be agile and change direction quickly – underpinned by technology – is critical during uncertain times; and why Finance and Procurement must ‘unite’ to deliver great bottom-line value and help-future proof their organisations.

Where do we go From Here?

With the prospect of at least another few months of restrictions in the UK, the patterns of work that we have had to adjust to seem set to stay with us well into next year. The good news is that at this point, most organisations already have a good handle on how to manage business continuity remotely. But with the end of the furlough scheme (now extended until April) some will find themselves out of work, and the company with a gap where once there was a person, or people.

Diversity, Leadership and You

We've all worked with, for or alongside those people who've struggled to remember the names of fellow colleagues, can't remember who has children and only care about KPIs, and not who has delivered what to the team. But working in the wake of Covid-19 has driven the need for a better understanding of the people we work alongside and for. With the sudden disruption to teams and departments, knowing how people operate became just as important to business continuity as the systems they manage. Being a great leader means understanding more about the people within our organisations than ever before. For some people, home environments became work environments for the first time, so being sympathetic to differences became and remains, imperative.

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